4. December 2015
19:00 - 21:00
Beatrix Becker – Piano Stories
Beatrix Becker is telling PIANO STORIES – tales sensually floating between classical and world music. She invites you to a journey under your skin, fell free to laugh and cry, enjoy and dream.
Explore the world on the grand piano. Track life’s sounds on black and white keys. Attune yourself to the delicate balance between deep melancholy and immense zest for life, to bubbling playfulness and deliberate slowness, to weightlessness and longing. Beatrix Becker invites you to participate in her life with her own compositions in an interplay between classic, tango, flamenco, jazz miniature and epic film music. She charmingly steals the hearts of her audience, playing dreamily and intensively in almost a sleep trance. She is inspired by Eric Satie, Isaac Albéniz, Ludovico Einaudi, by the film music by John Williams and Yann Tiersen, and by places, impressions of nature and encounters on her unusual journey.
Before embarking on her career as a pianist, Beatrix studied classical clarinet and piano. She has been the band lead on several CDs and over 100 annual concerts of tango, flamenco and jazz. In winter 2012 she journeyed to Buenos Aires where she knocked on the doors of conservatories and found the pulsing, vivacious and somewhat incongruous metropolis an ideal inspiration for the compositions that are typical of her first solo recordings that PIANONews called “a remarkable expression of our times”. The ‘sound poet’, as she has been called by TIP-Berlin, spent several months in Switzerland. Her previous CD “Water Music” reflects her impressions of unspoiled Swiss nature cast in sound. She is currently working on her 3rd solo CD.
Beatrix Becker has remained inquisitive despite her extensive experience. She keeps her senses open and nourishes her curiosity. In ‘Piano Stories’, she and her music entertain, touch, and inspire with her courage to bring forth accessible melodies with undertones of surprising crossovers.
Beatrix Becker: piano, base clarinet, composition
Gregor Fuhrmann: cello